Gus “Honeycomb” Johnson, Jr

Gus “Honeycomb” Johnson, Jr

Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Death 29 Apr 1987 (aged 48)
Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Burial Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 25A Lot 459-3
Memorial ID 55562253 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Basketball Player. He was selected 10th overall in the 1963 NBA draft by the Chicago Zephyrs, who moved to Baltimore the following year and became the Baltimore Bullets. That season (1963 to 1964) Johnson was voted to the NBA all rookie team and fininshed as runner-up for Rookie of the Year honors to Jerry Lucas. According to NBA legend Earl Monore, he was ahead of his time with his legendary leaps through the air, devestating dunks, and the shattering of three backboards in NBA games during his career. Johnson was an NBA All Star five times and was noted for scoring 25 points in 25 minutes in the 1965 NBA All Star Game. His jersey number 25 was retired by the Bullets franchise on December 13, 1986. Johnson died of brain cancer at the age of 48 in Akron, Ohio. He was elected to the Professional Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gus “Honeycomb” Johnson, Jr (13 Dec 1938–29 Apr 1987), Find a Grave Memorial no. 55562253, citing Mount Peace Cemetery, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .